Top positive review
Excellent and cute product at a reasonable price!
9 August 2018
After reading several reviews of similar products, I settled upon this particular model and I'm glad I made the right choice! I was pleasantly surprised to see that it came with a six month warranty card! It has an auto shut off function which is activated once all the water evaporates, but after a while it turns on again by itself if the switch is not turned off so be sure to turn off the switch once the steamer shuts off. The steamer is excellent! It boils eggs to perfection with no cracks. It boils veggies (beans, carrots, pumpkin, baby corn, potatoes) that are placed in a small steel bowl. Use the lower rack for best results. I even steamed a lot of baby corn by directly placing it on the racks which caused the corn milk to seep into the tray and create a black layer! I used a vinegar and water solution, turned on the steamer and let it boil, and brushed it lightly afterwards when cool and the black layer came right off and the tray became all shiny and clean again! The tray is made of stainless steel. The steamer itself is very cute, compact and light weight. The cord is very short so use it with an extension plug. It came in an adorable pink colour but the racks were white, not pink like the website photos. I'm attaching a picture for visual reference. It was very cute to look at and super easy to use. Don't go by the measuring cup provided though, it is best to use 100ml of water to steam a bowl of veggies. One hard boiled egg needs 60ml of water. The measuring cup only goes up to 40ml, which is obviously not enough. Tried steaming noodles in it but that didn't turn out very well since I used the upper rack and a steel bowl. In reality, I was pleasantly surprised overall because I was half expecting it not to work at all! It is very easy to clean and maintain. I bought it to steam veggies for my baby and she loves the taste, plus steaming is far healthier than boiling since it retains essential nutrients of the food. The size is very small for adult portioned food though, so you will need to make multiple batches of food. Excellent as an egg boiler though. Overall, for the price you pay, this is an excellent product!!